Mallrats In using guitar-based songs of disaffected youth, the compilers had the right idea — but muffed the execution. Bush, Weezer, and silverchair sound as manufactured… Mallrats In using guitar-based songs of disaffected youth, the compilers had the right idea — but muffed the execution. Bush, Weezer, and silverchair sound as manufactured… Various Artists Rock Soundtracks
Music Review

Mallrats (1995)

EW's GRADE
C+

Details Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genres: Rock, Soundtracks

In using guitar-based songs of disaffected youth, the compilers had the right idea — but muffed the execution. Bush, Weezer, and silverchair sound as manufactured and forced as the pop-culture references that stud the film's dialogue, while songs from Elastica, Belly, Girls Against Boys, and Archers of Loaf ensure that this album isn't a total loss.

Originally posted Nov 03, 1995 Published in issue #299 Nov 03, 1995 Order article reprints